Updated Mageia today

Well it is a family: Mandriva Mageia ROSA Unity PCLOS. Brothers and sisters living together in perfect harmony - so it deserved som space of its own.

Moderators: b1o, jkerr82508

User avatar
viking60
Über-Berserk
Posts: 9279
Joined: 14 Mar 2010, 16:34

Updated Mageia today

Postby viking60 » 12 Jun 2016, 02:53

Mageia only lives in a VM here but I need it to help out this old laydy that has it installed (because of me).
I rearly have to help since it "just works" there - but you never know.

I have openbox with xfce4-panel running and it has been ages since I updated the box. So I did a

Code: Select all

urpmi --auto-update
today and there was a sh..load to update.

After such a long time many things can go wrong... but it didn't.

Everything went through smooth as silk and after a reboot I had the latest. I noticed that Mageia is using the 4.1 kernel while I use 4.6 at my Manjaro install but that doesn't matter as long as it works!

Mageia is good quality and it is strange that not more people reccomend it instead of Ubuntu - which in my experience is not as good and full of surprises.

It is stuff like this that matters in the long run - removing orphans now to see if I can break something....
Doing the dreaded

Code: Select all

urpme --auto-remove
and there was a load to remove. I had a brief look that nothing vital was in there and hit ENTER.
rebooted....
..and
:drummer
:drummer
everything still worked :-D
Manjaro 64bit on the main box -Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz and nVidia Corporation GT200b [GeForce GTX 275] (rev a1. + Centos on the server - Arch on the laptop.
"There are no stupid questions - Only stupid answers!"

jkerr82508
Guru-Berserk
Posts: 209
Joined: 16 Oct 2010, 21:45
Location: Fife, Scotland

Re: Updated Mageia today

Postby jkerr82508 » 12 Jun 2016, 21:48

Mageia prefers not to update kernel versions in stable releases, but 4.1 is nearing EOL. The next LTS version is 4.4 (I think) and an update to 4.4.13 is now in QA. Of course I may be totally wrong about all this.

Jim

User avatar
viking60
Über-Berserk
Posts: 9279
Joined: 14 Mar 2010, 16:34

Re: Updated Mageia today

Postby viking60 » 12 Jun 2016, 23:57

I bet you'r not. Ill keep it in mind.
Manjaro 64bit on the main box -Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz and nVidia Corporation GT200b [GeForce GTX 275] (rev a1. + Centos on the server - Arch on the laptop.
"There are no stupid questions - Only stupid answers!"

User avatar
viking60
Über-Berserk
Posts: 9279
Joined: 14 Mar 2010, 16:34

Re: Updated Mageia today

Postby viking60 » 19 Jul 2016, 10:24

Mageia is on Kernel 4.4 now.

This old lady that I help out is happy now because I got her Brother DCP-L2500D laser printer working. I can assure you that it did not work before - there simply were no Cups drivers.

But now we can add this one to the list of working printers:
:A
Image
Manjaro 64bit on the main box -Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz and nVidia Corporation GT200b [GeForce GTX 275] (rev a1. + Centos on the server - Arch on the laptop.
"There are no stupid questions - Only stupid answers!"


Return to “The Mandriva family”